Change is one of those things people can either be embraced or be afraid of.
It’s pretty understandable why people tend to choose the latter rather than the former- we’re all comfortable with doing the same things or habits because it’s safe. And this concept applies to me as well.
For the most part, the majority of the photos found on my blog are taken by me. I like being the creative director, so to speak, because I prefer being in control of what I post and share; I want my blog to be a representation of who I am. I suppose one might say that I’m a control freak, but really, it’s more like I’m used to doing things on my own.
Since starting my first blog back in 2012 to the birth of The Chrissy Collective back in February of this year, those pictures you see strewn across not only on my blog but on Instagram were taken by me (mostly, but even then, I’m still guiding them in the background).
Being a mobile photographer, I’ve been educating myself on how to take photos for quite some time now. When I first started, I didn’t have the money to buy a DSLR
I still don’t, lol, but I knew I wanted to take amazing pictures regardless of what people said.
I figured by studying and practicing with my iPhone (I had the 4 at this time), I could learn the basics and go on from there. Four years later, I’m still here with my iPhone 6+ with a new tripod, and I have to say, I’ve come pretty far to the point where people don’t believe me when I tell them that 1) I used my phone and 2) I took it myself.
When affordable jewelry brand Klick Jewelry and I first started collaborating, I already knew it would be an interesting challenge – I haven’t really worked with jewelry before – and the thought of it slightly made me feel uncomfortable. I originally thought of doing the usual, which where I would take an OOTD-like photo, but deep down, I knew I wouldn’t be content with it.
Something new had to be implemented, but what?
After stalking some of the jewelry-focused accounts on Instagram, getting the inspiration I needed was easy, but doing it?
Not so much.
I can’t tell you how many failed shots I have in my camera roll or how many times I wanted to go back to the usual routine.
But I didn’t.
With Miguel coming home early, I temporarily stopped what I was doing to go say hello and show him what I’ve been working on in hopes I could get a different perspective.
You know that feeling you get when your work gets criticized for the first time? After hearing his thoughts, that’s how I felt at first, but I was willing to take his advice because I’m committed to creating the very best content I can make, even more so with the brands I collaborate with.
Klick Jewelry, while fairly new, offers a unique turn with its pieces as you can change the charms to match your outfit or mood with a klick,
no pun intended.
While I’m a minimalist when it comes to personal style, I was in love with the concept and also because I’ve always preferred unique jewelry. While it is affordable, that doesn’t mean its quality is cheap.
Rather, it’s the opposite.
The charms look incredibly beautiful as well as the framework.
I highly recommend them if you’re looking for an inexpensive, statement jewelry. Out of all of the charms (I received 12 in total), I chose the emojis for the bracelet, a simple anchor for the necklace, and yummy treats for the earrings for this particular shoot.
I decided to use a colorful background as I wanted to highlight the jewelry and used my hands to create the very pictures you see now.
Admittedly, I still have a long ways to go, but I’m even more determined to become a better version of myself- the future me I desire to be without losing my vision in the process. Thank you Klick Jewelry for not only collaborating with me, but also helping me become the best me I can possibly be.